Our Masters in Financial Economics (MFE) has been ranked tenth globally and second in the UK, in the Financial Times’ Masters in Finance 2023 rankings.
The rankings evaluated 55-leading Masters in Finance (MiF) programmes across a variety of measures, including career progression and diversity. This year’s rankings saw the programme score especially highly on ‘aims achieved’ by students, at 91 per cent, placing us fourth in the world. Results for ‘overall satisfaction’ scored us 9.45 out of 10, placing us sixth.
The School’s nine-month course, delivered in partnership with the University of Oxford’s Department of Economics, provides rigorous academic training with real-world applications, designed in close consultation with leading financial recruiters. It covers the skills needed to accelerate a career in finance including corporate finance, financial econometrics, asset pricing and economics.
With increases in the number of female students and faculty members, leading to 56 per cent female students on the programme and 100 per cent international representation, the School placed third in the world on diversity.
Soumitra Dutta, Peter Moores Dean of Oxford Saïd, said: ‘We are proud to deliver one of the world’s leading MiF programmes. We are here to serve our students and give them the best possible experience, that equips them to go on to have even greater impact in the world. Our success is testament to the hard work and dedication of colleagues teaching and managing the programme.’
The MFE programme is one of the most over-subscribed postgraduate courses across the School which regularly sees it receive more than 1,000 applicants for 80 places. This high demand will see an increase to 90 places for the next academic year. Graduates of the programme have gone on to positions in leading firms in finance, including Morgan Stanley, UBS, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, as well major global consulting firms such as McKinsey, BCG, and Bain.
Hamish Low, James Meade Professor of Economics in the University’s Department of Economics, said: ‘The Masters in Financial Economics combines the best of economics and of finance, and is crucial to providing training on the role of finance in the wider economy. At its heart the course provides a stimulating, interdisciplinary environment. The Department of Economics is very proud of the outstanding students who study with us on the programme.’